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Different shades of white for walls/ceilings, baseboards/doors?

4 years ago
last modified: 4 years ago

In our home, we have the same color Behr Ultra Pure White everywhere. It makes our home look bright and gives us a lot of flexibility with wall and other decor.

My daughter, who is buying her first home, was thinking of doing the same using Behr Polar Bear White (slightly warmer than Ultra Pure White), however her realtor suggested Ultra Pure White for doors, ceilings, and baseboards, but Polar Bear for walls.

I was wondering: is it customary to paint the baseboards and doors a different shade of white? Unless it is going to make a big difference in the way things looks, both my daughter and I like the idea of keeping things simple. She is planning on an accent color (called Sterling) for some walls, so it's not going to be all white everywhere.

Would appreciate your suggestions and thoughts!

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